Aji Peruvian Café: A Closer Look

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"Aji Peruvian Café is a bit of a conundrum. Just when you're about to write the place off after a few deeply freezer-burned orders of empanadas, your waiter shows up with a glass of fresh mango juice so utterly brilliant that it takes your breath away. Bright and sunny, yet with a keen edge of turpentine and a lovely black-pepper bite, it's a simple and elemental thing, and completely arresting. Of course, those empanadas were arresting, too, but for far more felonious reasons." Find out more about Aji Peruvian Café in our review, "At Aji Peruvian Café, Dining Is a Battle Between Expectations and Reality." PHOTOS BY TROY FIELDS.